The U.S. Congress’ stop-gap spending bill being negotiated in Washington to fund the government after Friday’s deadline will include $12 billion earmarked for new economic and military aid for Ukraine, assuring that the killing fields will continue to be bloodied.
Reuters, citing sources familiar with the negotiations, said $4.5 billion in military funding will go to equipment and $2.7 billion will be earmarked for intelligence and other support. The latest round of funding would bring the total approved by Congress to $65 billion. Russia’s military budget for 2021 was $65.9 billion.
The deadline to pass the temporary funding bill is midnight on Friday or else nonessential parts of the federal government will shut down. The latest bill, if approved, would fund the government until after the closely watched midterms. (See “WWIII: U.S. WARMONGERS FUELING KILLING FIELDS.”)
TRENDPOST: Responsible Statecraft noted that the idea to tie the funding for Ukraine to the stop-gap measure was a stroke of genius because it would face little resistance because nobody’s going to risk being accused of wanting to “shut down” the government by expressing reservations about the funding.
The report noted that every Democrat voted in favor of an earlier $40 billion package for Ukraine, but faced minor resistance from Republicans. The Trends Journal noted that if you want to bring warring political parties together in the U.S., give them an actual war to support and you’ll get bipartisanship.
“There’s no limiting principle. So no, count me against throwing more money at Ukraine without having a serious conversation about guns and butter, a serious conversation about why we’re spending it and how it’s in our national security interest,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, told CNN, according to the report.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., also tweeted, “A ‘bipartisan agreement’ has been reached in Congress to send yet another $12 billion to Ukraine. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we need a full accounting of every dollar that has been sent there. We have no clue what our taxpayer money is actually being spent on.”
The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the U.S.’s support for Ukraine in hopes that Russia will be severely weakened in the proxy war regardless of how many Ukrainian or Russian lives it costs. There is no talk of peace, and the West defers to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when peace talks will occur. He has said they will not occur until Russia agrees to give up the land that it now controls and Crimea, which means the war will continue on.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said his forces will not stop until all of its objectives are met.
Ukraine is considered one of the most corrupt countries on Earth, and a far cry from a freedom-loving Democracy that is being described in the West. Zelensky barred military-aged men from leaving the country, and shut down opposition voices in the press there. Any Ukrainian who helped Russia hold referendums over the weekend will now face “treason charges and at least five years in jail,” Mikhailo Podolyak, a Zelensky adviser, said, according to the BBC.
The BBC noted that preliminary results from the vote showed overwhelming support to join Russia from the locations where the votes were held. About 98 percent of the vote was in favor of joining Russia in the four locations that included the Kherson region, Zeporizhzhia, the Donetsk People’s Republic, and Luhansk People’s Republic.